Professional Wedding Consultants
A professional bridal consultant will assist you in assembling your "dream team" of wedding vendors that will all strive to make your day everything that you have ever dreamed it to be. Professional bridal consultants have to be extremely detail oriented and will not only save you time, but also money. Most brides don't consider them as part of the budget until after all the vendors are hired and then struggle with, "Can I really afford a professional bridal consultant?" However, can you really afford not too? Including a professional bridal consultant in your overall wedding budget in the beginning will ensure that you don't go over budget. This is their job!
Professional wedding consultants also provide different levels of service. Determine which level of service you are looking for and then meet with a few to see who is a fit for your vision and personality. When interviewing potential consultants, ask to see photographs of past events they have planned.
10 Reason to hire a Wedding Consultant
1. Allows YOU to be a guest at your own wedding
2. Minimizes stress and maximizes fun
3. Saves you valuable time
4. Crisis Management & Problem Solver
5. Attention to detail
6. Stay on budget
7. Creates a timeline for all the activities
8. Coordinates with all the vendors and allows them to focus on their job
9. Mediator with difficult family situations
10. Offers qualified vendor information
"Working with a professional planner is the difference between a good event and a great event!" -Cecilia Rose, Eventurous
Choosing an Officiant
You will want to work with your officiant closely in order to create the perfect ceremony. Meet and interview officiants to get a feel for how they perform ceremonies and make sure you choose the one who is able to express what is most valuable to you and your groom. Some officiants will only perform a very formal wedding, where they read only the words of the formal liturgy of their church. Others will be glad to customize the written part of the service or to help you write your own. Some officiants will provide on-the-spot enrichment of the services by creating an interactive ceremony with memorable anecdotes.